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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Wood Working
    Amazing, Bending Wood
    Amazing, Bending WoodAge: 3 and upTime: 2 hoursType of Activity: Arts and Crafts Have you ever wondered how the wood in your furniture can bend without breaking? Well now you and your child can become expert craftsmen and bend wood yourselves! M...
    Jill Dvornik
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Wood Working
    Message Clip
    Message ClipMaterials Precut wood shape Clear acrylic spray Paintbrush Spring-style clothespin Acrylic paints Magnetic strip Permanent black marker Glue gun Directions Buy an appropriate precut wood shape (for example, an apple shape for a teache...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Wood Working
    Carving and Whittling
    Carving and Whittling Carving and whittling are two of the oldest forms of woodworking and require next to no tools. Whittling means to cut, trim, or shape a stick or piece of wood by taking pieces off with a knife. Carving is similar but can al...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Sculpting
    Sandpaper Play
    Sandpaper PlayTeach your child about sculpture by letting him create art out of wood scraps.Materials Sandpaper Wood scraps Glue (optional) Paint or markers (optional) Directions Give your child a piece of sandpaper and some small wood scraps. Sh...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Wood Working
    Wood Art Activity for Kids
    Wood Art Activity for KidsAn Imagination Station Activity from KinderArt Age: Four and upTime: An hour or more Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts Do you have a stack of scrap wood piling up in your basement, garage, or garden shed? Well then, you ...
    Andrea Mulder-Slater